tirsdag 29. august 2017

Donald Trump on North Korea: 'all options are on the table'

Donald Trump has said “all options are on the table” after North Korea launched a missile over Japan, and vowed the US and Tokyo were committed to increasing pressure on Pyongyang. The mid-range missile, which passed over Japan just after 6am local time, was one of the most provocative ever launches by North Korea and sent a clear message to Washington just weeks after Kim Jong-un threatened to target the US Pacific territory of Guam with similar weaponry. Officials in South Korea said the missile may have flown further than any other tested by North Korea.

“The world has received North Korea’s latest message loud and clear,” the US president said in a written statement. “This regime has signalled its contempt for its neighbours, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behaviour.